This job expired on 30 April 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Social Sciences

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS, plus TLR2c (£7,847)

Subject Leader for Social Sciences job summary

Subject Leader for Social Sciences

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2c ( £7,847)

Site: Thomas Deacon Academy

Closing date: 29 April 2024

Start: September 2024

Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.

The Person

Are you ambitious and driven to succeed?

Are you experienced and passionate about Social Sciences?

If so, this is the role for you!

You will have proven expertise and a passion for social sciences. Be able to inspire and engage our students, lead a team effectively and know how to get the best from each teacher in the department. You will actively assist in the further development of Social Sciences within the School. You will be an engaging and forward-thinking individual who will lead and continue to build the social sciences team.

The Role

The Social Sciences team at TDA are an ambitious and aspiring team. TDA are looking to appoint a subject lead who shares the Humanities department’s enthusiasm and unwavering determination to help every student enjoy, achieve and progress in Social Science.

The Social Sciences department at TDA gives 6th form pupils the opportunity to study Psychology, Criminology and Sociology. These subjects give pupils the chance to engage with a study of the human mind, our criminal justice system and the study of social life, social change, and the consequences of human behaviour. These subjects aim to ensure pupils think critically about the world in which we live, in turn preparing them for university and adult life.

The School

Thomas Deacon Academy believes that our young people should leave us as citizens that are fully equipped with the character and qualifications to take their place in the world. We place great emphasis on ensuring they experience a broad and balanced curriculum, with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, opportunities for them to develop their 'character' and a strong pastoral system to support them with life’s challenges Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice.

Our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential. Please visit our website for more information: www.thomasdeaconacademy.com

Why work at TDA?

We are part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust and here are some of the excellent employee benefits on offer:

  • Progression opportunities across the Trust

  • Free access to onsite gym

  • Continuous development, e.g. training, coaching

  • Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • A supportive ECT programme

  • £250 Recommend a friend scheme

  • Staff well-being initiatives, e.g. staff character awards, new staff breakfast, free fruit of the month, free refreshments.

  • Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme

  • Mental health first aiders

  • Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2406 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

School location

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